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Researchers recently published the results of a study that examined the benefits of olive oil in lowering cardiovascular disease incidence. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada with roughly one Canadian dying from heart disease or stroke every seven minutes.1 The Mediterranean diet, comprised of olive oil, nuts, vegetables, fruits,
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Researchers in Sweden reviewed the available evidence to examine the health benefits of organic food. Their study was published in Environmental Health.   Producing adequate quantities of sustainable healthy food is a high priority for many governments and international organizations. The choice of either conventional or organic farming methods can affect the sustainability of food
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In a recently published review, researchers examine the relationship between parenting behaviours and childhood snacking. Childhood overweight and obesity have drastically increased over the past several decades. There are many factors that have likely contributed to this pattern, including activity levels, food availability, parenting practices and others. Research has shown that snacking can be a
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There has been growing interest in the health benefits of nature therapy. Researchers recently reviewed the scientific evidence for these benefits. Poets and other writers have long expounded the spiritual and health benefits of nature. Now, there is increasing interest from clinical and scientific circles in whether there are quantifiable health benefits to going outdoors,
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